Ben Kingsley To Play ‘IRON MAN 3’ Villain. House Of Sand And Iron? GET IT.

Already puking from Marvel comic book movie  over-saturation? Better get yourself to the vomitorium, cause there’s some Iron Man 3  info in the hood.


Filming begins next month for  Shane Black‘s  Iron Man 3, and we still havent heard many details of what to expect in the next installent of Marvel’s popular movie franchise. We know that many of the regulars have signed on to return, includingRobert Downey Jr.  as Tony Stark,  Scarlett Johansson  as Black Widow,  Gwyneth Paltrow  as Pepper Potts and  Don Cheadle  as Lt. Col. James ‘Rhodey’ Rhodes. But where are the new characters and new casting announcements?

Variety  has learned that  Ben Kingsley  is in final talks to play a villain character in Iron Man 3. According to the trade report, Marvel declined to comment on the deal and insiders denied that he would be playing Mandarin. It has been known for months that the third film will be loosely based on  Warren Ellis’ six-issue  Extremis  that introduced nanotechnology to Stark’s technologies. The trade thinks that Kingsley’s character will play a role in the spread of a nanobot virus. I’m sure we’ll learn more in the coming days.

I’m really excited for the third Iron Guy  flick. Love the Extremis storyline. Love the idea of bringing in Shane Black. Love that it’s getting away from the Avengers  tie-in nightmarefest. I’m done for this casting too.